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Quebec Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

(Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2, s. 621, 1st par., subpars. 19, 20 and 35)) Highway controllers are peace officers authorized to monitor and control highway transportation of persons and goods for the enforcement of

(1) the provisions of this Code with regard to

(a) any heavy vehicle;

(b) any road vehicle or combination of road vehicles designed or used to provide transportation or perform work whether for remuneration or not, regardless of its mass; and

(c) any passenger vehicle registered as such when highway controllers intervene with respect to load, dimensions, the securing of loads, mechanical condition or transportation of dangerous substances, except any other provision relating to the monitoring of passenger vehicle traffic.

A heavy vehicle being operated on a road open to public vehicular traffic in contravention of a measure prohibiting the putting of a heavy vehicle into operation or the operation or driving of a heavy vehicle may be immediately seized by a peace officer and impounded for a period of 30 days. The seizure, to which the provisions of sections 209.3 to 209.10 and section 209.23 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C‐24.2) apply, with the necessary modifications and replacing therein, except in section 209.8, “Société” by “Commission”, shall be effected on behalf of the Commission and the costs of the seizure shall be chargeable to the person subject to the prohibition.

A person that contravenes section 5:

(1) puts a heavy vehicle into operation or operates or drives a heavy vehicle on a road open to public vehicular traffic despite being prohibited from doing so, or

(2) fails to meet a condition related to the “conditional” safety rating assigned to that person,

is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of $500 to $1,500 for a first offense and $1,500 to $2,500 for every subsequent offense.



0 – 5,511 lbs

$90 - $270

5,511 – 16,084 lbs

$175 - $525

16,084 – 22,046 lbs

$350 - $1,050

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